Series: Surrealism

The New Irish Constitution

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Following the Irish Government’s de­cision to modify the con­sti­tu­tion of 1937 fol­lowing a new con­sti­tu­tional con­ven­tion, the Ice Moon Blog — which has con­tacts in the highest places in the Irish State — has been able to ob­tain a secret gov­ern­ment memo with a full mock-​up of the new con­sti­tu­tion to be amended after the Fiscal Compact Referendum. The fol­lowing are the…

Dreams of Arson & the Arson of Dreams: Surrealism in ‘68

Emila Medkova Dvojnik denik clanek solo

In a so­ciety that has ab­ol­ished every kind of ad­ven­ture the only ad­ven­ture that re­mains is to ab­olish that so­ciety. —Anonymous striker graf­fiti, Paris (May, 1968) …and this ol’ world ain’t got no back door. —The Marvelettes, “Destination: Anywhere” (1968) So many studies of surrealism’s activ­ities after the Second World War por­tray the events of 1968 as…

The (Surrealist) Platform of Prague — The Vessels Always Communicate

Pargue Masked Protest 68

The cur­rent de­clar­a­tion, rat­i­fied by all of our friends, was drawn up in Prague by the mem­bers of the Surrealist Group in that city and those surre­alists who had come from France, between 5 and 18 April 1968, to take part in a series of events or­gan­ised around the ex­hib­i­tion The Pleasure Principle. The writers first placed…

We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: A Cannibal, Surreal & Subaltern Approach to Human Rights

Sliced-Censored-Version-by-Inanis

This paper ex­plores – briefly – four ideas: the concept of the ‘turn to emo­tions’, the no­tion of a can­nibal theory, legal sur­realism and the sub­al­tern per­spective on human rights. How we are to think and feel human rights today? This ques­tion is situ­ated in a spe­cific his­tor­ical con­text, that of our times, which is defined here as the age of…

Manifesto of Legal Surrealism

Max Ernst - Elephant (1921)

First Manifesto (1988) The ped­agogy of the ima­ginary: per­spect­ives of late sur­realism for legal teaching Not long ago I took part in an aca­demic se­lec­tion for the chair of Political Science at the University of Buenos Aires. The ex­amining board ex­pressed that it could not as­sess my ped­agogic pro­posal for it was too in­nov­ative, its efficiency…

An Introduction: Legal Surrealism

Acephale

We thought it might be an in­ter­esting idea of post a number of texts of a legal sur­realism. We will pub­lish a series of texts from and on the jur­idical writ­ings of sur­realism. As a jur­is­pru­dence it has, es­sen­tially, been written out of the canon. However, if time is taken over the texts we think they re­ward a careful reading,…

Anthropophagite Manifesto

Hans Staden: Cannibali del Brasile (1557)

Only an­thro­po­phagy unites us. Socially. Economically. Philosophically. The world’s only law. The masked ex­pres­sion of all in­di­vidu­al­isms, of all col­lect­iv­isms. Of all re­li­gions. Of all peace treaties. Tupy, or not tupy that is the ques­tion.1 Against all cat­ech­isms. And against the mother of the Gracchi. The only things that in­terest me are those that are not mine. Law…

Murderous Humanitarianism

Arshile Gorky, Agony (1947)

For cen­turies the sol­diers, priests and civil agents of im­per­i­alism, in a welter of looting, out­rage and whole­sale murder, have with im­punity grown fat off the colored races. Now it is the turn of the dem­agogues, with their coun­ter­feit lib­er­alism. But the pro­let­ariat of today, whether met­ro­pol­itan or co­lo­nial, is no longer to be fooled by…

Manifesto of Surrealism

Manifeste du Surrealisme

So strong is the be­lief in life, in what is most fra­gile in life – real life, I mean – that in the end this be­lief is lost. Man, that in­vet­erate dreamer, daily more dis­con­tent with his des­tiny, has trouble as­sessing the ob­jects he has been led to use, ob­jects that his non­chal­ance has brought his way, or that he…